9780500203538

Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500203538

  • ISBN10:

    0500203539

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-03-17
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD
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Summary

This is a comprehensive guide to international developments in graphic design. From pre-industrial printing presses and medieval typography to computer graphics and avant-garde stylistic advances, a wealth of entries elucidate technical terms and detail movements, media, advertising, corporate identity, posters, packaging, and magazine and book design-placing graphic design in the wider context of the history of fine art and illustration. The personalities, motivations, and achievements of the most innovative figures in the field are fully outlined.

The 485 illustrations give a stunning visual record, while the text incorporates cross-referencing, a full bibliography, and a chronological chart outlining the relationship between movements, technology, and designers. This revised edition features over forty new entries on today's most influential designers, organizations, and publications in the graphic-design world. Extensive updates ensure that the latest information and developments are included for all entries.

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Table of Contents

A reader's guide to the use of this book 6(1)
Subject index 7(5)
The dictionary
12(220)
The evolution of graphic design 232(4)
Bibliography 236(2)
Sources of illustrations 238

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